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Stop Using NYSC Uniforms Unapproved – NYSC Tells Movie Producers

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged filmmakers to always seek proper approval before using corps members’ uniform while shooting their movies.

Mr Christian Oru, NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services, said this in Lagos during a meeting between National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and creative industry stakeholders on enabling laws and strengthening of professional guilds and associations.

The NYSC official said that illegal use of its uniform in movies would no longer be tolerated by the management.

Oru said that before using NYSC uniform in movies, the filmmaker must submit an application letter, stating exactly what the uniform would be used for and must acknowledge NYSC in the movie.

He said that the filmmakers would also have to submit their scripts to NYSC to enable them observe how NYSC would be represented in the movie.

“For any film maker that wants any of his casts to wear the corps members’ uniform while shooting movies, we require that you write an application letter to NYSC to indicate your interest.

“We also demand that you submit your script to us for proper vetting to know how NYSC will be represented.

“We know the script is your copyright and we will do everything to ensure confidentiality,” he said.

Oru also noted that administrative handling charges had been introduced for filmmakers before the use of the uniforms.

According to him, the NYSC is open to allowing filmmakers to advertise their movies on its various camp grounds.

“We want a token from what you generate from the production of such movies where our uniforms are used, this is known as administrative charges.

“This is because we spend money to produce these uniforms, we will like to work with you and we promise that we will all be on the same page to ensure we are developing the industry and the nation as well,” he said.

Mr Patrick Lee, Chairman, Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigerian (CEAN), however, expressed displeasure over NYSC’s move to charge filmmakers for other things apart from the use of corps members’ uniform and use of their camp grounds.

Lee said that demanding for other charges aside from uniform and location was unfair.

According to him, using NYSC uniform in movies gives publicity to the organisation and should be encouraged.

“We should see ourselves as partners in progress in this entire scenario; for us in the cinemas, we already have a discounted rate for corps members who visit the cinema,” he said.


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Commonwealth scholars appoint Adamu Adamu as technical adviser

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The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has been appointed the Technical Adviser of the Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association, Nigeria, (COSFAN).

The appointment was made in Abuja when the association led by its president, Dr Adimula Abiola, paid a working visit on the minister.

Abiola said the appointment was in recognition of government’s efforts aimed at improving the nation’s educational standard, as well as ensuring viable scholarship opportunities for Nigerian students.

During the investiture, Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Honourable. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said the Federal Government in its effort to guarantee qualitative educational opportunities for Nigerians, was willing to explore ways of working with COSFAN in developing the education sector.

Adamu Adamu commended the association for its zeal for improving educational standard in the country, urging it not to relent on its efforts in linking Nigerian students with good scholarship opportunities.

Speaking earlier, the President of COSFAN, Dr Adimula Abiola, said the visit was necessitated by the association’s desire to have a better working relationship with the ministry.

She stressed that maintaining a good relationship with the ministry was important so as to advance the association’s cause to make scholarship opportunities available to Nigerians.

Dr Adimula revealed that the association which comprised educational alumni members of institutions in commonwealth countries such as Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, had assisted Nigerian students to access scholarship opportunities in reputable foreign institutions.

She lamented that Nigerian students were not fully embracing and utilising scholarship opportunities from commonwealth countries.

According to her, “most times the slots for Nigerian students are not filled, thus, we will like to work with the Federal Ministry of Education to ensure that our students no longer miss such opportunities.”

The president made some demands from the ministry which include effective collaboration for mutual benefits, Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) between the association and the ministry an annual subventions to aid its work as well as participation in the ministry’s activities, among others.


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Sen Ekwunife Begins Construction of Classrooms At Central School Mbaukwu

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*Commendations As EKWUNIFE commences Construction of Block of Three Classrooms At Central School Mbaukwu*

The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife (Iyom) has embarked on construction of block of three classrooms at Central Primary School Mbaukwu in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Senator Ekwunife was represented at the project flag off by the Zonal Project Monitoring committee led by the former commissioner for women affairs Anambra State, Lady Henrietta Agbata on Monday, 30th November 2020. The team which has the mandate to supervise and monitor projects in Anambra Central to ensure quality and speedy completion was received by the Venerable in charge of the school, Ven. D. C. Ezeobi and the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Florence Ndibe.

Speaking during the visitation, Ven. Ezeobi expressed gratitude to the Senator for facilitating such a laudable project. He noted that His Lordship, Most Rev Dr Alex Ibezim, the Archbishop Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese received the project with joy. Speaking further, Ven Ezeobi prayed God to reward the Senator abundantly and grant her success in all her endeavors.

On her part, the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Florence Ndibe who could not contain her joy, described the project as vital. She thanked the Senator for siting the project in the primary school and prayed God to grant her her heart desires.

In their separate remarks, the Awka South PDP Chairman, Barr. Emma Odum and PDP Woman Leader Mbaukwu Ward, Mrs Angela Ibezim described the Senator as a true representative of the people. They praised her for ensuring that each community in the Senatorial District feels the impact of her representation.

Also in the delegation were, the Former Accountant General of Anambra State, Mrs Helen Nwaeri, the Former Chairman of ASUBEB, Dr Rose Nwankwo and the Project Manager Anambra Central Liaison Office, Mrs Ifeyinwa Chinwuko.

Others present include, the PDP Chairman Mbaukwu Ward, Mr Clement Anogbulu, Youth Leader Mbaukwu Ward, Augustine Okafor, and others.

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Sen Ekwunife Begins Construction of Classrooms At Central School Mbaukwu

Sen Ekwunife Begins Construction of Classrooms At Central School Mbaukwu

Sen Ekwunife Begins Construction of Classrooms At Central School Mbaukwu


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Ganduje Appointed As East Carolina University, USA Visiting Professor

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Amazed at the Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s accomplishment in good governance and genuine investment in human capital development, the East Carolina University’s, United State of America, International Center for Information Technology and Development, (ECU-ICITD), College of Business, appoints the governor to the position of Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and International Affairs.

In a letter transmitted to the governor titled “Appointment to the position of Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and International Affairs at East Carolina University International Center for Information Technology and Development, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, signed by Prof. Victor W. and dated 30th November, 2020, he was congratulated by the University’s Academic Board.

It reads “Congratulations! The Academic Board of International Center for Information Technology and Development, College of Business, USA, is pleased to inform you that you have been appointed as Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and International Affairs.”

Not only that, Ganduje’s choice is a depiction of close monitoring of his achievements as a governor in the last couple of years. Which eventually earned him global recognition and commendation.

As the letter acknowledges that, “You have been a source of motivation to the Nigerian youths both at home and in diaspora at large. We are amazed at your accomplishments both as the Executive Governor of Kano State, Nigeria, Fellow National Association of Educational Administration and Planning, Nigeria, and your investment in Human Capital Development.”

As his academic responsibilities, the Academic Board of the University assigns for the governor, that, “…you will mentor PhD students, junior lecturers, as well as take a lead in advising our University’s Research Center on academic issues related to E-Governance and International Affairs. We run specialised workshops for government officials (Executive, Judiciary and Legislature) from developing nations.”

The University’s keen interest in tapping from governor Ganduje’s wealth of experience, good governance posture and commitment to societal development, they said, “…we will be elated to host you even once a year to speak to them during our conferences and colloquia. This will be scheduled at your convenience.”

Speaking the obvious, the letter appreciates that, “Looking at your academic, administrative, and overall leadership record in Nigeria and Africa, you fit perfectly in East Carolina University’s goal to remain a leading research and teaching institution in the United States and beyond.

It is our fervent hope, Sir, that you will accept this offer. Your appointment will be posted at …ECU-ICITD’s website…once we get your acceptance.”


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